Dorado Restaurant Chicago Bites Podcast #143

The jicama salad is crisp and refreshing.

The jicama salad is crisp and refreshing.

I was talking on my cell phone on the train recently, and when I hung up, this guy came up to me with a shy, kind smile. “Excuse me, but do you run a podcast called Chicago Bites?”

That’s how I met our podcast fan, Brett. He actually recognized my voice! I couldn’t believe it. It just goes to show you that you never know who you’re going to meet on the train.

As we chatted about our favorite restaurants and food trends on our way from point A to point B, Brett and I decided a dining experience was in order. So he and his fiancĂ©e, Julie, recommended Dorado, a little neighborhood BYOB they enjoy, and Tammy and I met them there. Tune in to hear all about it. It was a pleasure to commune with fellow foodies. Brett, I’m so glad you said hello!

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Show Notes:
00:00 – 01:07 Famous among dozens
01:08 – 02:53 A neighborhood place with a menu of surprises
02:54 – 05:18 Starters: well dressed jicama salad & a guacamole blossom
05:19 – 07:53 Entrees: saucy fish, scallops, and chicken enchiladas
07:54 – 09:03 Dessert: Bread pudding and flan
09:05 – 09:45 BYOB & dining space
09:46 – 10:05 Ratings and sign-off

The diver scallops are sizable, and prepared well.

The diver scallops are sizable, and prepared well.

Dorado Restaurant
2301 W Foster Ave
Chicago, IL 60625-1825
(773) 561-3780
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Bridget’s Ratings Tammy’s Ratings
Food Quality 3 2
Value 3 3
Service 3 3
Ambiance 3 3
Overall 5 5

Average price per person: $30

The chips were stuck in the guacamole for us, creating a blossom effect.

The chips were stuck in the guacamole for us, creating a blossom effect.

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  1. Chicago Garden left a comment on July 24, 2009 at 10:20 am

    The jicama salad is making my mouth water.

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